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Lewis, Darrel

Professional Bio

Contact Information

Lewis, Darrel
Current Occupation: Mediator
Employer: Self

3610 American River Dr, Suite 112
Sacramento, CA 95864
Phone: (916) 483-2222

General Information

Accepted Panels Type of Case Referrals Preferred Conference Location Work Style


Unlimited Jurisdiction

Neutral's Facility



Hourly Rate: $350.00 / hr


Organization Degree Year Obtained
Santa Rosa Junior College A.A. 1963
University of the Pacific, Stockton B.A. 1965
Sacramento State College MBA 1967
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law J.D. 1972

Legal Experience

Description Years
Complex Case Litigation 10
Simple Case Litigation 25
Total Active Litigation 5

Professional Licenses

Description Year Obtained License Number Active
California State Bar License 1972 53984 Yes

ADR Training

Course Title Organization Hours Year Completed
Civil Mediation Course National Judicial College 60 1999
Mediating the Litigated Case Pepperdine College 20 2002
Specialized Mediation Pepperdine College 20 2008
Training for Experienced Mediators Steve Rosenberg 20 2009


Description Mediator
Business/Corporate 25
Civil Rights 2
Collections 4
Commercial 10
Construction 15
Contract/Breach 15
Elder Law 2
Eminent Domain 4
Emp - Discrimination 5
Emp - Harassment 7
Emp - Termination 8
Environmental 1
Fraud 10
General Civil 513
Health Care 1
Homeowners Association 10
Insurance Coverage 10
Intellectual Property 2
Labor 2
Landlord - Tenant 5
Legal Malpractice 8
Medical Malpractice 9
Personal Injury - Auto 30
Personal Injury - Other 30
Probate & Trust 25
Product Liability 5
Real Property/Real Estate 30
Unfair Competition 2
Wrongful Death 12


Professional History
Judge Lewis was elected to the Sacramento County Bench in 1979 and quickly established himself as an impartial and astute judge of civil law. As supervising Settlement Judge he conducted or supervised over 2,000 settlement conferences encompassing all areas of civil law.
Judge Lewis retired from the Sacramento Superior Court in 1999. His assigments included presiding judge of the appellate department, full time civil law and motion calendars and fulltime civil settlement conferences. He brings to mediation a unique combination of judicial insight and authority, formal mediation training and extensive mediation experience. His refreshing sense of humor, keen listening skills and empathic personality allow him to communicate effectively with people from all walks of life.

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